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events

Events listings are compiled by Sarah Han. See 8 Days a Week for information on how to submit items to the listings.

wednesday 29
Around town

'Japan: Year in Review' Dolby Laboratories, 100 Potrero; 863-1373. 5:45pm, $10-15. Journalist Kaori Shoji and author and Bay Guardian contributor Patrick Macias speak after a screening of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Cure.

Authors

Bobbie Ann Mason Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness; 392-4400. 8pm, $18. The author discusses her works in conversation with Penny Nelson.

Eddie Muller A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author reads from his new novel, Shadow Boxer.

Bay Area

Jason Little Comic Relief, 2138 University, Berk; (510) 843-5002. 6:30-8:30pm. The comic strip artist signs copies of Shutterbug Follies.

thursday 30
Around town

'Make Art Happen or DIY Trying: Zine Production' Spanganga Gallery, 3376 19th St; www.spanganga.org. 6-8pm, $5. Learn all there is to know about zine making with experts V. Vale, Jeff Troiano, Tony Du Shane, and Matt Holdaway.

Authors

John Ibson A Different Light Bookstore, 489 Castro; 431-0891. 7:30pm. The author discusses his book, Picturing Men.

Jeff Kraft and Aaron Leventhal Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin; 557-4277. 6pm, free. The authors discuss their book Footsteps in the Fog: Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco.

Susan Sandler Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia; 282-9246. 7:30pm. The author discusses Justice Matters Institute: Educational Justice.

friday 31
Around town

'Friday Nite SNAG!' Black Box, 1928 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 451-1932. 6:30pm-midnight, $3. This all-ages celebration of Native American youth media features traditional dance and drums, short films by Urban Indian Films, poetry theater by Colored Ink, a hip-hop performance by Ras K'Dee of the Revolutionareez, and Urban Dwellaz DJs.

Benefits

'Bon Appétit Wine and Spirits Focus' Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Marina at Laguna; 391-2000. 7-10pm, $125-175. This event features samples of wines, champagnes, spirits, microbrews, live cooking demonstrations, and more; proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Authors

A Flame in the Heart: A Love/Hate Anthology author reading San Francisco Center for the Book, 300 DeHaro; 565-0545. 7-9pm. Contributing authors to the anthology read their work.

saturday 1
Around town

Alternative Press Expo Concourse Exhibition Center, Showplace Square, 620 Seventh St; 823-4924. Noon-6pm, $6-10. This independent comics show features appearances by Dan Clowes, Chynna Clugston-Major, Howard Cruse, Jhonen Vasquez, Robert Williams, Michelle Tea, Molly Kiely, Joe White, and many others. Also Sun/2.

'93rd Annual Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show' Cow Palace, Geneva at Santos; 404-4100. 9am-5pm, $5-10. This dog show features a competition between more than 135 canine breeds, a "Bay Races Flyball Team Races," and more. Also Sun/2.

San Francisco Crab Festival Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Marina at Laguna; 391-2000. 11am, $10-45. This event – a can't miss for Dungeness crab lovers – features food and wine samples, fine arts and crafts, children's activities, and a cooking challenge between San Francisco and New York City chefs. Also Sun/2. Bay Area

African American Health Expo Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 763-7270. 9am-5pm, free. Bay Area Black United Health Fund presents this public nutrition and exercise health fair with yoga and rock-climbing classes, an appearance by Tae Bo instructor Billy Blank, health screenings, and more.

'Bay Area Veg Fair' Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara; www.vegfair.org. 9am-6pm, free. This vegetarian food festival features educational speakers, cooking demos, food samples, and much more.

sunday 2
Around town

Alternative Press Expo Concourse Exhibition Center, Showplace Square, 620 Seventh St; 823-4924. 11am-5pm, $6-10. See Sat/1.

'93rd Annual Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show' Cow Palace, Geneva and Santos; 404-4100. 9am-5pm, $5-10. See Sat/1.

San Francisco Crab Festival Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, Marina at Laguna; 391-2000. 11am, $10-45. See Sat/1.

Benefits

'Native American Benefit Concert' Noe Valley Ministry. 4-6pm, $15-25. This benefit for Babiche Cultural Exchange features music, food, and more.

'The Power of Pink' Women's Building, 3543 18th St; 752-7957. 7-11pm, $10-20 sliding scale. This antiwar benefit for Code Pink for Peace includes musical performances, poetry, dialogue, and more.

Bay Area

'2003 White Elephant Sale Preview' White Elephant Warehouse, 333 Lancaster, Oakl; (510) 536-6800. Noon-4pm, $12.50-15. Oakland Museum of California presents this rummage sale; proceeds benefit the Oakland Museum of California.

monday 3
Around town

'Commonwealth Club Celebrates 100th Birthday' Commonwealth Club, 595 Market; 597-6712. 1:30pm, free. The Commonwealth Club celebrates its 100th birthday with a building dedication, charter reading, open house, and more. Authors

Gus Lee A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books, 601 Van Ness; 441-6670. 7pm. The author discusses Chasing Hepburn.

tuesday 4
Around town

'A Conversation on Writing and Film with David Thomson and Michael Ondaatje' Café Niebaum-Coppola, 916 Kearny; 788-7500, ext 340. 6:30pm, free (reservations required). Authors David Thomson and Michael Ondaatje discuss their books on the topic of film.

Authors

'Basement Reading Series' 2390 Mission, Ste 10; 647-1015. 7:30pm, $2. Stephen Elliot, Omar Yassin, and Lauren Gudath read from their works.

Robert Mailer Anderson Booksmith, 1644 Haight; 863-8688. 7pm. The author reads from and signs Boonville.